Granot Loma was built between 1919 and 1923 by over 400 Scandinavian craftsman at a cost of over $5 million dollars by Louis Graveraet Kaufman. It is the largest log cabin in the world. LG, as he was called, wanted a summer home that would rival the wooded retreats built by the Gilded Age magnates in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. The early Great Camps of the Adirondacks began as simple tent camps. From 1870-1900 more than 200 hotels were built in the Adirondack Mountains. As hotel guests sought a more authentic wilderness experience, land was leased from hotels and tent camps were built.